Academy-Award winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugarman and Man on Wire) and director Nick Read take the viewer on an exclusive behind the scenes trip behind the curtains of Russia’s most famed and notorious ballet company. Once a palace of high culture and one of Russia’s most shining national treasures the Bolshoi has become notorious for the stories of backstabbing and intrigue that have reached a new level after the sulfuric acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin by one of the company’s dancers.
As the company plans its 2013-2014 season and attempts to leave the recent scandals behind them the viewer gets unprecedented access to this cultural institution and a glimpse into “Black Swan in real life” – guided by an acclaimed team of documentary filmmakers. The film had it’s world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Original Title: Bolshoi Babylon
Director: Nick Read
Producer: Simon Chinn
Country of Production: UK
Running Time: 86 min
Year of Production: 2015
Cast: Anastatia Meskova, Ludmilla Semenyaka, Sergei Filin
Release: May 2016